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SOWEGA Council starts neighborhood garden

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Wellness Coordinator Erin Willingham Wellness Coordinator Erin Willingham
A new neighborhood garden is being built with the help of volunteers at SOWEGA Council on Aging's new facility.

Raised boxes are being put in to make it more convenient for seniors to grow vegetables, plants and flowers, along with an irrigation system.

The Council is hoping this will be a place for the community to come together and work together, in a place to build relationships while growing healthy food that the community and members of the senior center can enjoy.

SOWEGA says they are also hoping to partner with children's groups like the boys and girls club to increase socialization for the seniors and the kids while gardening together.

"Number one we want to get the seniors out and active but along with that activity they will be growing their own produce which will offer them more nutritious benefits," said Wellness Coordinator Erin Willingham.

They will start planting vegetables next week.

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